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December Newsletter

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In the meantime here’s a link to our December edition of Hardie Park Newsletter

Topics include:

  • Community spirit at its best
  • Café opening times during Christmas and New Year
  • Winter Wonderland magic
  • Our business is your business
  • Happy New You! Free Chair Yoga Course
  • DP World offer free office space to Hardie Park
  • We started the conversation…
  • BBC interview those who make Essex great.

Enjoy the read!

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

We would like to wish our customers, the community and local businesses a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We’d love to see you over the holiday period for a coffee and a chat!

Cafe open as usual from 9am until 4pm daily except for the following dates:

  • Christmas Eve open 9am to 1pm
  • Christmas Day CLOSED
  • Boxing Day CLOSED
  • New Year’s Day CLOSED

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Rob Groves: 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

BBC Essex interviews those who make Essex great

Rob Groves and Shane Ralph were interviewed recently on Essex Radio. If you missed them plugging SS17 you can click through to listen HERE  (link will be live for limited period only – you will need to register with BBC to access)

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Rob Groves: 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

DP World donate free office space to Hardie Park

We’d like to say thank you publicly to DP World for providing Hardie Park with some much needed FREE office space for all that goes on behind the scenes. The business side of things at the park was operating from a container on site until recently so this generous offer from the local port has been well received. We are looking forward to setting up our office at the port in the new year. We will benefit from the space for an amazing three year period!.

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone:  07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Happy New You!

FREE Chair Yoga Course is coming to the park!

Tuesday 15th Jan for 3 weeks.

1pm to 2.30pm  – Click image to enlarge.

PRIOR BOOKING ESSENTIAL DIRECT WITH THURROCK ADULT COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

Call 01375 372476 to enrol – Course code: X2L06COM

If you want to: Relieve tensions, reduce stress, achieve a sense of wellbeing and mindfulness then this class is for you!

Enjoy the benefits of classic Yoga stretches and exercise simply done in a chair.

Seated Yoga is traditional yoga teaching breathe work and guided relaxation but is suitable for those with physical limitations.

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Rob Groves: 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Our business is your business! AGM 2019

Why not come down to the park on Tuesday 29th January at 6pm. It will be a great opportunity for local residents, volunteers and our supporters to find out what we’ve achieved so far and to hear our plans for the future. We’d love for you to be part of it.

We are actively recruiting both Trustees and Volunteers. If you have skills that you would like to share we’d love to have you on board.

Cheese, wine and refreshments for those that attend.

All welcome.

Like the idea of being a trustee but not sure what it involves? CLICK HERE for more information.

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Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Rob Groves: 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Winter Wonderland Magic

A big thank you to all of you that supported the Winter Wonderland event and Elf screening earlier this month. The weather was atrocious at times but it didn’t stop our fabulous community coming out to enjoy some Christmas sparkle. Watch this space for the 2019 event programme. We’d love to have you back for more family fun in the new year.

Here’s just one 2019 calendar date already pencilled in if you are pooch friendly and enjoy dog themed family fun.

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 9th June – Dogtopia Show. More info to follow soon!

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Rob Groves: 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Community spirit at its best

We’d like to highlight the wonderful work of Friends of Essex & London Homeless who have started a new, much needed Soup Kitchen in Grays this week. We were pleased to be able to pass on donations of food received from the cafe at DP World London Gateway Port and Logisitics Park to help feed these people in their moment of need.

DP World representative visited the park recently to discuss the donation of surplus food from their canteen. The effective re-direction of this food was noted as a challenge however the new Soup Kitchen in Grays is a perfect example of a project currently reaching out to those who need it most.  (photo from FELH facebook post 7 Dec)

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Rob Groves: 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

November Newsletter

Your local park’s news can be delivered direct to your inbox. Sign up to receive our news via the pop up on our homepage.

In the meantime here’s a link to our November edition of Hardie Park Newsletter

CLICK HERE

Topics include:

  • Winter Wonderland Market
  • Santa in the Woods
  • Cinema in the park
  • Charity fundraising
  • Co-op Local Community Fund
  • Our gardeners….what a team!
  • Join our events team

Enjoy the read!

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

 

A weekend of Christmas cheer

Not long now until our weekend of Christmas cheer. A heated marquee will be erected in the park to allow an indoor cinema experience and a Christmas Market on the first weekend of December.

Be quick to buy your cinema tickets, the early performance is SOLD OUT but  7.45pm screening tickets are still available in the cafe at £8.50 or £9.00 reserved online with free popcorm included.

Santa in the Woods grotto tickets are now in sale in the cafe too at £3 per child including gift. Please buy in advance if possible.

Walking to the event is advised however, for the Christmas Market only on 1st and 2nd we have arranged FREE parking between 11am and 4pm at Hassenbrook Academy. Access to the main car park is via the entrance in Hassenbrook Road, Stanford-le-Hope SS170NS.  It’s a short walk to the park.

If you are a stallholder and interested in a pitch there’s just a few left. Enquire HERE

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Rob Groves: 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark